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As expected, furious fans are blaming Jennifer Lawrence for Chris Pratt-Anna Faris’ split

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ fans are blaming Jennifer Lawrence for breaking their marriage. Why are we not surprised?

hollywood Updated: Aug 08, 2017 13:05 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Jennifer Lawrence,Chris Pratt,Anna Faris
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence worked together in Passengers. Chris announced separation from wife Anna Faris on Saturday.(Shutterstock)

As soon as news broke of actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ divorce, it was almost certain that someone would be blamed for it. And of course, it had to be a woman. Angry fans are spewing venom at Jennifer Lawrence for ‘breaking up Chris and Anna’s marriage’ and are speculating that the two will be together in just a few months.

The couple announced separation through social media posts on Monday. “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another,” they wrote.

Chris and Jennifer worked together on Morten Tyldum’s 2016 romantic sci-fi film, Passengers. Their steamy chemistry in the film is perhaps the reason why fans are extending it to the real world.

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in a still from Passengers.

There is no reason for anyone to speculate that Jennifer had a hand in causing trouble. Anna and Jennifer even had a sweet moment at the Passengers premiere where they hugged and shared a laugh. But when has that stopped anyone from pointing fingers at someone they deem ‘homewrecker’ in celebrity relationships?

What is more is that Jennifer is currently dating director Darren Aronofsky. She will be seen in his film Mother! with Javier Bardem soon.

In none of these tweets is anyone blaming Chris for hypothetically wrecking his own home but only name-calling Jennifer. Could it be that he really had no part to play in an affair, which incidentally, happens with the consent of two people?

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt with their son Jack. (Shutterstock )

This is not the first time that an actress (completely non-related) has been shamed for a celeb split. In 2016, when Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, fans targeted French Oscar-winning actor Marion Cotillard. They believed things flamed up between Brad and Marion on the sets of their film Allied and quiet disgustingly, also speculated that her unborn child with partner and actor Guillaume Canet, was actually Brad’s.

Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt in a still from Allied.

The stress increased so much for Marion that she and her husband had to personally clarify on the matter. “This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into. I am not used to commenting on things like this nor taking them seriously but as this situation is spiraling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up. Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need. Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn’t distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

Brad and Angelina had an affair while they were filming for Mr and Mrs Smith. (imago stock&people)

Brad has been quite lucky in escaping wrath of fans. When he divorced Jennifer Aniston, Angelina was blamed for everything bad that happened to the star couple’s relationship. She was deemed a ‘home wrecker’ while very few people appeared to judge Brad for cheating on his wife.

When Ben Affleck was separated from wife Jennifer Garner, media and fans dug out info on the nanny he apparently cheated on his wife with. Same happened with Jude Law. Instead of judging the actions of men, the women are hunted and shamed.

With Lemonade, Beyonce subtly told the world how husband Jay Z cheated on her. So many of her songs from the album were about how he hurt her and only a mention of Becky With The Good Hair. Of course, instead of chastising JayZ, everyone was far more bothered about who could be the Becky.

Could you scratch your brains and come up with an instance where a man was blamed for breaking a celebrity marriage?

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First Published: Aug 08, 2017 13:04 IST